View single post by Tom Harbin
 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 06:15 pm
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Tom Harbin


Joined: Sat Sep 1st, 2018
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 305

I suspect it is mainly attitude for me as well
(although the aptitude is still suspect).

The main draw of these technologies for me, is the ability to make one piece designs,
where I would patch together multiple pieces, with the resulting reduction in rigidity.

What I think I am getting from this though, is maybe a part way solution.

I'm looking at adding resin-coated paper to my supplies, as my interior sashes are just plain junk.
I like what I get in laser kits that are done on RC paper, so it is worth a try manually.

I may learn how to resin cast as well, but by the time I'm done with that,
I wonder if a 3D printer wouldn't actually be less expensive and more practical.

I should start reading European MRR magazines,
since there are many techniques you use that are "foreign" to us yanks.

Since I've canceled almost all of my subscriptions to almost everything,
that isn't going to happen.

I go looking for driver sets and always end up at a UK site,
then get thoroughly confused, and go back to cutting wood for some building or other. 

The results you receive using a chisel and hammer are astounding.
If I were you, I wouldn't change a thing.

I look at some of the threads on here and marvel at the authenticity and detail.
Of course I wish I could do as well, maybe I can but I don't think I will.

I've decided that for me, a MRR is like an impressionist painting.

I'm purposely modeling a non-existent railroad with a western-movie motif,
and a totally implausible trackplan because it suits me.

I want it to look realistic but not real.
Kind of like Disneyland with some grime.


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